Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L3011006 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 農場実習
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Farm Practice
クロカワ ユウゾウ,セオ アイラ,スズキ ナオキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  Intensive
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (Int) Inte
Lesson Style Practical Lesson Style
(More Details)
All lessons are  field work with short lectures at university farm. 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students
Keywords Practical work experience, Domestic animals 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Applied Animal and Plant Science Program
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding regarding the mechanism of animal and plant production in fields and relation between animals and the human society and natural environment.
(Abilities and Skills)
・Basic techniques for handling and testing of animals and plants and those for breeding, cultivation, and management
・Ability for basic evaluation of breeding environment in fields of animal and plant production

(Comprehensive Abilities)
・Ability to identify issues that he/she should pursue for a specific phenomenon related to animal and plant production, organize his/her own opinion, logically publish them orally and/or in writing, and discuss the topic 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Build practical experience in dairy cattle, beef cattle and sheep management. 
Class Schedule lesson1: Course Introduction/Objectives/
lesson2 Farm animals handling 1: sheep
lesson3 Farm animals handling 2: sheep
lesson4 Feeding management 1: Feeds and feeding
lesson5 Wild animals invading the farm.
lesson6 Farm animals handling 3: Infectious disease and hygiene management
lesson7 Lactation: Milk production and milking
lesson8 Farm animals handling 4: Mastitis of dairy cattle
lesson9 Farm animals handling 5: Management and behavior of Dairy cattle
lesson10 Feeding management 2: Vegetation in grazed pasture (weed management)
lesson11 Management and behavior of Beef cattle
lesson12 Management of reproduction of cattle
lesson13 Feeding management 3: Forage production in the field
lesson14 Feeding management 4: Silage production
lesson15 Dairy products processing (Butter from raw milk) 
Handouts will be provided. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) PC and LCD 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Read handouts provided by instructors 
Grading Method Attendance, effort, and attitude  50 points
Take home assignments 50 points 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it One of the professors has experiences of attendance of veterinary services for domestic animals. The professor will provide some lectures about health managements for dairy cows, beef cattle, sheep and goats. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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